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What is Regenerative Medicine?

Regenerative medicine is a process of replacing, engineering or regenerating human cells, tissues or organs to restore/establish normal function. Stem cell injection are an effective form of regenerative medicine that can be used for chronic conditions that have not responded successfully to other forms of therapy.

What are Stem Cells?

Stem cells are obtained from the inner most layer of donor placenta. It is thought to have “immune privilege,” since it does not contain the proteins that cause an adverse immune reaction. This prevents it from being rejected by your body. Stem cells contain a mix of bioactive factors, such as collagen, cell adhesion molecules and growth factors, which all promote the healing process. These components work together at the site of injury so new cells can form, and the injured tissue can be repaired, remodeled, and rebuilt back to its normal state.

A stem cell injection is a non-surgical minimally invasive treatment option that has many potential uses in several conditions including but not limited to; Plantar Fasciitis/Fasciosis, Achilles Tendinopathy, Acute and Chronic Tendon and Ligament injuries, Stress Fractures, and Arthritic Conditions of the foot and ankle.

What to expect?

For the injections to be most effective the physician needs to increase inflammation at the site of injury. This is accomplished through a variety of techniques: extracorporeal shockwave therapy, radial pulse therapy, and LASER. These therapies in conjunction with the stem cell injection, instructs your body to increase blood flow and also alert defense mechanisms to assist in the healing process of the injured site. Additionally, it is recommended that the patient not use any aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen, so the injection may work in an optimal environment.

After the procedure is completed, the patient is able to walk with specific recommendations pertaining to the treated area. Within the first few days following the procedure, rest is encouraged and strenuous activities should be avoided. Return to regular activities and active rehabilitation is also encouraged, during the weeks following the procedure. The patient is then scheduled for a routine follow up with the physician about 1 month after the procedure.

Schedule a consultation today to see if you’re an eligible candidate for stem cell injection and therapy for your foot and ankle pain.

Talus in Motion Foot and Ankle
Dr. Serrina Yozsa and Dr. Erin Martin
5111 N Scottsdale Rd Suite 101
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
T: 480-948-2111 T: 480-994-FOOT (3668)